Co-located conferences make for a hectic week! Again, my thanks to the Microsoft local arrangement team (especially Paul Oka) for setting up STOC, which I thought went very well. (The space worked out very nice -- even with about 75 more registrants than we were expecting!) Big thanks also to Salil Vadhan and the other local organizers of CCC -- I wandered through their setup multiple times on the way to my office and it looked great -- and to David Parkes, Yiling Chen, and Jennifer Wortman Vaughan for the local organization of EC -- I really like that 52 Oxford lower level as a conference space, especially the red couches and the quiet-back-entrance lecture room.
I maintain that Cambridge/Boston is a great place to hold co-located conferences like this, and we should try to do the same thing again (perhaps with a different conference mix) in just a few years. We have lots of researchers in the area, lots of students (to attend and help set things up), and lots of universities that can help host in terms of lecture space. And a very viable airport to travel to. If you look at the list above, though, I do think Harvard really did much more than its fair share this time. Maybe next time around one of our smaller, less-resourced, less visible neighbors, like MIT, can step up to the plate.